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Widow of Ogdensburg doctor killed in Virginia murder-suicide

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The widow of an Ogdensburg doctor was shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide Monday.

Lakshmi Bhat, 62, was killed by her son-in-law, Anand Venkata, 36, during a dispute Monday in Venkata’s apartment at the Skyline Towers highrise, according to information from the Fairfax County Police Department. Venkata shot himself after killing Mrs. Bhat, police said.

Police said Mrs. Bhat had been living in North Carolina. Police characterized the incident as a “domestic situation,” but the exact circumstances that led up to the shootings were not clear.

She is the widow of Dr. Nellikunje Gopalakrishna (Gopal) Bhat, an orthopedic surgeon who practiced in Ogdensburg until his death in 2004. The couple has three daughters, Geeta, Anita and Tara.

Police said an autopsy was pending to determine her exact cause and manner of death, and the investigation is continuing.

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